In the Carrollton robbery, three armed men entered the store in the 3700 block of South Carrollton (between Stroelitz and Washington) just after 8 p.m., made the manager give them the money from the cash register and made off with about $300, according to the initial report.In the Broadmoor robbery, police found Jwan Brown, 18, hiding under a house nearby after the robbery, and once in custody he confessed to another similar robbery earlier this week, authorities say.
For details on the Broadmoor case, see the NOPD news release:
NOPD Second District officers have arrested a suspected gunman who robbed two workmen while they were renovating an Uptown home yesterday.
18-year-old Jwan Brown went inside the house in the 4200-block of South Derbigny Street yesterday morning at about 11:30, held the men at gunpoint and then made off with their wallets and a cell phone. One of the victims immediately called police, and within 2 minutes, responding officers arrived at the scene. A perimeter was quickly set up in the neighborhood, and officers called in for assistance from the K-9 Unit as well as the Tactical Unit. A K-9 located Brown hiding under a house in the 3300-block of Louisiana Avenue Parkway. He was positively identified as the gunman and taken into custody.
While being interviewed by detectives at the Second District station, Brown confessed to robbing a third man at gunpoint who was also doing renovation work on a house Uptown. That incident happened on October 13th, at a residence in the 3700-block of South Roman Street.
Brown is booked with 3 counts of Armed Robbery. He is currently on Parole for Simple Robbery until 2017.
“This arrest was the result of well-executed teamwork. Second District officers were immediately on top of the situation. And K-9 and Tactical Units followed close behind to ensure a quick apprehension. This was a great effort by every officer involved”, said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.